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octameter

[ ok-tam-i-ter ]
/ ɒkˈtæm ɪ tər /
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adjective

consisting of eight measures or feet.

noun

Also octometer. an octameter verse.

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Origin of octameter

1840–50; <Late Latin <Greek oktámetros (adj.), equivalent to okta-octa- + métr(on) -meter + -os adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for octameter

octameter
/ (ɒkˈtæmɪtə) /

noun

prosody a verse line consisting of eight metrical feet
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